Macro photography is the subject this week in the Dogwood 52, in the category of technical. Macro photography is something I like to shoot sometimes, but not really a lot. So because I’m not a super serious macro photographer, I don’t have the “real” macro gear. There are lenses, extension tubes, and special filters, all to enable those who love it, to get really up close and personal with their subject. If I find something that I think would make a nice close up shot, I will get as close as my lens will allow, and still be able to focus. I can also use the zoom factor of the lens, to get even closer. This is usually enough for what I want.
I made this photo for this weeks prompt the other night. I was out walking at sunset and stopped to enjoy the scenery. I looked down and noticed a bit of fluff on a plant. I went to investigate, and found this spider and spider nest.
Perfect!! I needed a macro shot for this week. Obviously this isn’t “super” macro, but it was close enough for me.
When we are going between Arizona, and Utah we will sometimes stay in the Lake Mead National Recreation area. Boondocking at Lake Mead, is not something we have done very much of however, until this year.
There are several different places to boondock near Lake Mead, and we have checked out a few of them. On Monday, we left the Las Vegas Bay CG were we had spent the night, and headed for Government wash. We hear about this spot a lot, and thought it sounded like a good place to spend a few days. It’s not far from Las Vegas Bay, and the road going in is paved. But when we got to the area were camping is allowed, we found it way more crowded than we like. We could see a few RV’s on the other side of the wash-water inlet, and decided to go there instead. Google maps is an essential part of any boondockers resources, and we could see there was indeed a road going to that area. It was a bumpy, washboard road, but we ended up in a spot like this.
This is looking at government wash from the side we were on. See all the RV’s scattered around?
After a month at the Imperial Dam LTVA, we’re on the move again. Last Friday we did the dentist trip to Algodones, Mexico. We both had cleanings, and the Dentist advised Al on the tooth that he was worried about. Crown probably next year, and since a crown is only $280 there, it won’t be that big of a deal.
Saturday morning we set off with the idea of going to Oatman, Az. again. My hope was, there might be new babies since we had found that one in the wild. We found a place to boondock that would be close to drive into Oatman the next day. The area around Oatman is pretty nice, big canyons, and lots of jagged mountains. We had rain almost all night on Saturday, and woke up to cloud covered canyon walls.